Victory! Florida Votes to Ban Greyhound Racing, Crushing Cruel Industry

In a landmark victory for dogs, Florida has just voted to ban greyhound racing! The state’s 11 dog tracks will shut down, saving thousands of greyhounds from being caged for 22 to 23 hours a day, given performance-enhancing drugs—including cocaine—and forced to run to the point that many sustain broken legs, develop heatstroke, or suffer heart attacks. Since Florida is the hub of the country’s dog-racing industry, this historic vote will likely bring about the closure of the remaining U.S. tracks as well.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind